Cooking filet mignon and wondering what temperature to cook it to? Let my Filet Mignon Temperature Chart help guide you! This comprehensive guide will take the guesswork out of cooking a filet mignon and help you achieve your perfect steak with ease.
Filet Mignon Temperature Chart
Here are the internal temps to go by when making any filet mignon recipe. Please note these temps are in Fahrenheit. If making the entire roast, you can also reference this Temperature Chart For Beef Tenderloin.
Make sure to download the free printable I made for quick reference: Filet Mignon Temperature Guide.
|Filet Mignon Doneness
|Internal Temperature (°F)
|Rare Filet Mignon
Temperature of Filet Mignon
When making filet mignon, cook based on the internal temperature vs. time. The beef should be removed from the heating element a few degrees before your desired doneness is reached, as the temperature will continue to rise while the beef rests.
The temperature of filet mignon medium rare is the most popular internal temperature. At this temp (130-134°F) the beef has a bright red center, pink edges and is warm throughout. It’s like biting into butter.
Safety Tip – The USDA recommends a minimum internal temperature of 145°F.
The above filet mignon temperature chart applies to the following cuts, which are just other names or variations of the same filet mignon cut:
- Bone In Filet Mignon
- Tenderloin Filet
- Tournedos (Tenderloin Tips)
Not sure what doneness to cook to? Here’s a visual guide to help you select your ideal filet mignon internal temp:
- Rare: Bright red center, lukewarm
- Medium Rare: Bright red center, pink edges, warm
- Medium: Pink and warm throughout
- Medium Well: Slightly pink center and warm throughout
- Well Done: Very little pink
Cooking Filet Mignon
Cooking times will vary depending on the thickness, weight and cooking method. Be sure to use a meat thermometer to ensure accurate readings.
Here are some helpful tips to ensure your dishes are cooked to perfection every time:
- Allow your filet mignon to sit at room temp for about 30 minutes before cooking. This will help the meat cook more evenly.
- Allow your cooked filet mignon to rest for at least 10-15 minutes before slicing. This helps the juices redistribute.
- It’s important to use a digital thermometer to measure the internal temp as it cooks. My favorite brand: Thermaworks Dot.
- Print out the free printable of the filet mignon temperature chart so you’ll always have it to reference.
As mentioned, you can use this guide for any cooking method! Here’s a few filet mignon recipes to check out:
Make sure to download the free printable I made for quick reference: Filet Mignon Temperature Guide. Even 1-2 degrees can be the difference between a perfect filet mignon or a good filet mignon.
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